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The Fall of the House of Usher: Mind-Blowing Details You Missed, Revealed by Creator Mike Flanagan

The Fall of the House of Usher: Mind-Blowing Details You Missed, Revealed by Creator Mike Flanagan

In the fourth episode of “The Fall of the House of Usher,” creator Mike Flanagan addressed a subtle detail that some viewers may have missed. The episode, titled “The Black Cat,” focuses on the death of Leo Usher, Roderick’s third child. After Leo kills his boyfriend’s cat Pluto, he rushes to an animal shelter to find a replacement. However, the new cat he adopts does not wear the Gucci collar that Pluto had. Later in the episode, the new cat begins hunting and killing rats and pigeons, driving Leo mad. He eventually calls the shelter to take the cat back, but Verna, the shape-shifting antagonist, tells him the cat must be hiding in the walls. Leo goes on a rampage, destroying his apartment in search of the cat. In the final scene, he sees the cat perched on his balcony and tries to kill it with a hammer, but he falls to his death instead.

In response to a question about the brutal depiction of Pluto’s death, Flanagan explained that in his version of the story, the killing of the cat is revealed to be a hallucination. He pointed out that the new cat in the final shot of the episode is wearing the Gucci collar, indicating that all the animal violence was imagined.

This detail may have been overlooked by some viewers, leading to confusion about the fate of the cats in the episode. Flanagan’s clarification provides a new perspective on the storyline and adds depth to the character of Leo Usher.

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